Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bags and Tags Bundle with extra surprise!

 I believe this is the second to last of my Hostess Club Appreciation Event projects. I am so in love with the Bags and Tags Bundle in the new catalog! It makes it so quick and easy to "wrap" up and give something without alot of though process.  The bag above is straight from the New Idea Book and Catalog.  The bags are already printed with the chevron design and you get two sheets of tags, some mini clothespins and a plethera of baker's twine in 3 colors!   All I added to this of my own was the butterfly in which I punched out a large on and a small one from Bermuda Bay cardstock, adhered them together and added a Vintage Faceted button to the center of it.  I stamped the sentiment from the new stamp set Four You in Calyspo Coral onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut that out and popped it up on the tag. I wrapped a piece of Gumball Green stitched ribbon around the whole bag and tied a bow, then added the decorated tag with one of the cute little clothespins.
This is the 4x6 notepad I made to go inside.  I used Crumb Cake cardstock for the outside and added a layer of Baked Brown Sugar and Pistachio Pudding cardstock that I stamped with the Flower Garden stamp set randomly and then onto In Color Designer Series Paper Pack (used Strawberry Slush color on this particular flower) and punched it out using the coordinating Pansey Punch.  In the center I added a Large Rhinestone.  I wrapped a piece of Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon around the layers and stamped a word from the Fabulous Phrases set in Early Expresso ink and punched out with the 1 1/4" circle punch and layered onto a Strawberry Slush 1 3/8" circle. And of course it needed some more, so I punched out a Coastal Cabana Itty Bitty flower and added one more Basic Rhinestone.  I have one more card that I will post tommorrow from this event then I have my June cards from June card class to post! Happy Wednesday!

Monday, July 1, 2013

All Dressed Up!

Sorry the photo on top is harder to see, but it was difficult to get these beauties photograped due to their height.  This was another project we made at my Hostess Club Apprecation Event.   I started by cutting out two dress forms from Crumb Cake with the All Dressed Up Framelits.  I hot glued one to one side of a dowel and set it aside.  The other one, I layed on my Craft Silicone sheet and glued 6 pieces of tulle about 4 inches each, and tied with a knot in the center, to the other dress form. I then heated it with my Heat Tool until it started melting and until I liked the look. I attached some of the Flower Trim to the waistline and shrunk it too with the Heat Tool. Then I glued that one to the front of the dowel and inserted it into the wooden spool that I had lined with some brown tulle.  I wrapped the First Addition DSP around the spool and stamped the "creative" from the stamp set that was given at a past SU! Convention called "I AM" in Early Expresso onto Crumb Cake cardstock, and sponged the edges and gave a little snip at the ends to make the flag ends.  The girls really liked making these and were surprised how easy they were. We had fun making them in different colors.  Hope your week is going good so far, even if it is the first wee hours of Monday, it's JULY! YAY!